Table 2—

Effect of dithiothreitol (DTT) on biomarker levels in exhaled breath condensate (EBC)

EBC samples treated with DTTNaïve EBC samplesp-value#
MDA8.1 (5.5–11.9)8.3 (5.6–16.6)0.92
Acrolein10.0 (7.7–29.2)10.2 (7.1–16.3)0.76
C621.4 (14.7–25.8)21.1 (13–30.7)0.41
C716.8 (10.4–32.2)16.5 (9.85–28.5)0.38
C927.5 (16.6–49.9)28.3 (18.2–48.7)0.53
  • Data are presented as nM median (range). MDA: malondialdehyde; C6: n-hexanal; C7: n-heptanal; C9: n-nonanal. #: Wilcoxon matched-paired test.